Right leg. Left leg. Sciatica (aka leg pain) will affect either leg
(and sometimes both). San Jose chiropractic care at Chiropractic Solutions
helps reduce leg pain and focuses on
the spinal source of the sciatica at the same time. Chiropractic Solutions leads
San Jose leg pain and back pain patients to pain relief with chiropractic care.
SCIATIC LEG PAIN: Right Leg or Left Leg
You’ve heard of right-handed people and left-handed
people, right? Of course, you have! Did you know that the right
leg grows longer in left-handed people and the left leg grows longer in
right-handed people? Not all the time, but
research documents this differeence.
With this in mind, it is not surprising that more
people have longer left legs (53%) than right
legs (39%). Incredibly, just 8% of people have equal
leg lengths. (1) How does that impact
which leg will have radiculopathy? Discs will
bulge into the concavity of the curve owing to a variety
of issues like uneven stresses on the anulus of the disc. The
concavity of the spinal curve is on the long leg side. A right-handed person
with a long left leg will likely experience left leg pain. Another curious point: hip pain often occurs
on the long leg side, too: 88.9% long leg and 11.1% short leg.
Sciatica is the same: 78.5% arises on the long
leg side versus 21.5% on the short leg side. (2,3) Your
San Jose chiropractor can see a short leg pretty
simply by examining 3 things: iliac
crest, the verticality of the spine, and levelness of the posterosuperior iliac
spine dimples. Researchers noted that there is a strong
relationship between visual and xray measurements. (4) Trust your San Jose
chiropractor to see a short leg…and take care of any related
disc herniation sources of pain!
DISC HERNIATION RE-ABSORPTION WITH NON-SURGICAL CARE
A new study examined 75 cases of ruptured
lumbar disc herniation. Forty-six of the 75 cases had
radiating leg pain: 46 cases on the left and 29 on
the right. (Makes sense now, right?)
At 5 years follow-up after non-surgical treatment, a
“reabsorption” phenomenon was noted. The excellent and good rate of disc reabsorption
was 73.24%. (5) Chiropractic Solutions delivers relieving
non-surgical care of San Jose leg pain and back pain.
RELIEF FOR San Jose LEG PAIN and BACK PAIN
And then recall the recent paper about
the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care: Maintenance care decreases
the number of days of pain in acute back pain
episodes and raises the length of pain-free times
between back pain
episodes in patients with recurrent and persistent back pain. (6) Chiropractic Solutions
is ready for those back pain and leg pain patients seeking fewer days with back and leg
pain and those who would like to live life with fewer periods
of leg and back pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Cameron McConville on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eases
sciatic leg pain radiculopathy along with related back pain
Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment at
Chiropractic Solutions today to get relief from San Jose
leg pain and sciatica no matter which leg is hurting!